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|Distance to city centre||1.9 km|
|"Unique hostel with great common areas."||(in 21 reviews)|
|"Great location, and good value!."||(in 27 reviews)|
|"Staff very friendly and helpful"||(in 193 reviews)|
|"Power point too far from bed!"||(in 3 reviews)|
|"It was an old Jail."||(in 8 reviews)|
|"rooms small but it was a jail."||(in 4 reviews)|
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It was very clean and nice and quiet.
The bed was s little hard , but that's just me and my sore back.
Unique accommodation Kitchen facilities
Laundry closes by 9, can understand logic if it’s near to rooms but not the case. So if you checkin late or checkin after a long day you can’t do laundry
They provide extra blankets and hot water bottles for your comfort which is a nice touch. Some of the original features and historical information is very interesting.
I understand renovating an old prison into a hostel and keeping some original details and historical stories...however jailhouse accomodation uses this theme as a gimmick which is uncomfortable and disrespectful. Staff are referred to as wardens and guests as inmates...you can also dress up as prisoners to have your picture taken. The whole thing is distasteful. Would also say it is an old prison so it's really cold and the wifi doesnt reach through the walls to the rooms. This old building could work well as a hostel minus the distasteful gimmicks.
Loved the look of the property - really kept the feel and set up of the jail and rooms. Staff are all super nice and helpful! Location was just what I expected and is near the Addington Coffee Co-op which is a fantastic coffee shop.
Bathrooms were a bit grim. Doors for jail cells/dorm rooms a bit hard to unlock (from the outside!).
It's a fun place to stay if you're into quirky hostels. I like that you can read about the history of the jail and there's a few rooms that hve been kept as they were when it was an active prison. You can also dress up and take a mugshot by the a feature wall.
With a stay at Jailhouse Accommodation - Hostel in Christchurch (Addington), you'll be within a 15-minute walk of AMI Stadium and Horncastle Arena. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a computer station, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge during limited hours, and free self parking is available onsite.
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Things to know
- Clean hotel facilities
- Nice building
- Good kitchenette
Policies vary by room type and provider.
FAQs when booking at Jailhouse Accommodation
Where is Jailhouse Accommodation located?
Jailhouse Accommodation is located at 338 Lincoln Rd, Addington in Addington, 1.9 km from the centre of Christchurch. Botanic Gardens is the closest landmark to Jailhouse Accommodation.
When is check-in time and check-out time at Jailhouse Accommodation?
Check-in time is 14:00 and check-out time is 10:00 at Jailhouse Accommodation.
Does Jailhouse Accommodation offer free Wi-Fi?
Yes, Jailhouse Accommodation offers free Wi-Fi.
Does Jailhouse Accommodation offer free parking?
Yes, Jailhouse Accommodation offers free parking.
Does Jailhouse Accommodation offer free airport shuttle service?
No, Jailhouse Accommodation does not offer free airport shuttle service.
How far is Jailhouse Accommodation from the airport?
Jailhouse Accommodation is 8.9 km from Christchurch. Jailhouse Accommodation is 139.6 km from Timaru.
Can you bring pets to Jailhouse Accommodation?
No, pets are not allowed at Jailhouse Accommodation.
Does Jailhouse Accommodation have a pool?
No, Jailhouse Accommodation does not have a pool on-site.
Most popular landmarks
- Botanic Gardens 1.5 km
- Canterbury Museum 1.7 km
- Hagley Park 1.8 km
- Container Mall 2 km
- Christchurch Art Gallery 2 km
- Quake City 2 km